Meaning of “backslide” in the English Dictionary

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"backslide" in British English

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backslideverb [ I ]

uk /ˈbæk.slaɪd/ us /ˈbæk.slaɪd/ backslid

(Definition of “backslide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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backslideverb [ I ]

us /ˈbæk·slɑɪd/ past tense and past participle backslid /ˈbæk·slɪd/

to return to old, often bad, habits, or to a worse condition:

Some states have started to backslide on health care.

(Definition of “backslide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)